Conversion of the medieval Warden’s Stables into a museum to provide a secure and controlled environment for the outstanding collections of art and archaeology belonging to Winchester College.
The Warden’s Stables is a Grade 1 listed building which remained largely untouched since the 14th century, so approval for the conversion involved detailed discussions with English Heritage and Winchester City Council.
Repair works included relaying the stone slate roof, repairs to flint and stone walls together with the repair and stabilisation of historic plaster. Externally the outer courtyard flint cobbles were relayed incorporating a new Purbeck stone access path. Alteration works included the removal of inserted timber floors and new openings. New works included replacement ground floors, a new mezzanine and staircase, partitions and bespoke joinery to form four display galleries. The galleries were designed in conjunction with exhibition designers Metaphor and are fitted out with secure, controlled glass display cases.
Works to the Treasury were completed in 2016 and it is now open to the public for the first time.